Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
586 Glorene Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA California
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially declared that prescription drug abuse in California is a full on epidemic. Truth be told, this is actually the very first drug to ever earn the title of an epidemic in the history of the state, ever. That is quite seriously how bad the abuse problem is with prescription drugs right now, and it’s not just happening on the west coast either.
• In the year of 2013, only about sixteen percent of Americans believed that the United States was making progress in its efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse in any real way at all. In truth, significantly more Americans (about 37 percent of them all in all) agreed that the country is losing ground on the problem of prescription drug abuse and in a big way too. Even more feel like the problem is just getting worse in California. That figure is among the most pessimistic measures for any of the seven public health issues included in the survey too, as usually people have been pretty positive about these kinds of things in previous years at least.
• Heroin use and abuse rose by no less than 75 percent in California between 2007 and 2011, with a saddening 80 percent increase in first-time use among 12 to 17-year-olds since 2002, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). Between 2011 and 2015 it doubled again in this one state alone!